Central to our key priorities has been the creation of a volunteering programme which now has a core team of 50 volunteers, increasing to more than 160 young volunteers during the festival period, who now work on a multitude of projects. Many of our volunteers come to us with no experience of the arts, and, for many, it has become a life-changing experience. Volunteers are required to carry out a number of roles both throughout the year and especially during the festival.

Ongoing Roles include:

  • Administration & Production Office
  • Ambassadors
  • Event Management
  • Front of House/Meet and Greet
  • Marketing & Publicity
  • Mentors
  • Photography
  • Reviewing and Blogging
  • Digital
  • Technical Support


There are a number of benefits to being a Creative Youth volunteer. Volunteering with Creative Youth can help:

  • Increase skills
  • Enhance your CV
  • New Experiences

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Please email volunteer@creativeyouthcharity.org if you are interested in getting involved.



Volunteer Feedback

Philippa, 40“The most valuable part of the experience was meeting enthusiastic young people who are keen to help out and see them develop over the 18 days.”


Amelia, 17 “The most valuable part of the experience was the people I met whilst working and those that I worked with. As well as the confidence that I gained.”


Anon, 17“I really enjoyed my time here. Staff are friendly and relaxed. I’ve got plenty of volunteers on facebook already.”


Ruth, 55“Great to meet a team of enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Volunteer coordinator did a great job with so many new volunteers.”


Victoria, 38“Everyone was very cooperative and easy to get on with. A well worth experience.”


Matthew, 13“The staff are all extremely nice and kind. They understand you and have become very good friends.”


Natalia, 19“Very friendly and helpful and always on hand to answer any questions I had. Improved my confidence and gained an insight into event management as well as box office experience.”


Daniel, 16“All members of the IYAF staff are very friendly and approachable. I have improved my confidence and have learnt a lot more about how shows are put on tech wise.”